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Summary: In National Lampoon's Animal house, the members of Delta Tau Chi fraternity offend the straight-arrow and up-tight people on campus in a comedy film which irreverently mocks college traditions. In The Blues Brothers, Jake Blues, recently released from prison, and his brother Elwood reassemble their blues band and stage a concert to raise money for the orphanage where they grew up. The jerk is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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Summary: In 1968, five-year-old Bezhig Little Bird was forcibly removed from Long Pine Reserve and adopted into a Jewish family in Montreal, and renamed Esther Rosenblum. Eighteen years later, she embarks on a journey to unravel her history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Summary: David's comfortable world is turned upside down when his birthmother unexpectedly reaches out to him, longing to meet the eighteen-year-old son she's only held once. With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, David embarks on a journey of discovery that leads to a staggering truth about his past.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Lifemark

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LIF

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LIF

Summary: A rags-to-riches-to-rags story. Navin Johnson, adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, has invented some crazy inventions that lead him from rags to riches and right back to rags.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 1979

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Jerk 1979

Summary: Missie's adopted daughter Belinda is determined to become a doctor, but despite her dedication and ability, Doc Jackson believes women should stay at home-- and so does Belinda's suitor, Drew Simpson. But with faith and hard work, Belinda begins winning the hearts and minds of everyone around her, including a wealthy dowager, who just might help make Belinda's dreams come true.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD L

Summary: It is the story of a young woman searching for her biological mother. Set against a backdrop of misogyny, revenge, and longing, Rose undertakes a journey that leads her to revelations that are both devastating and dangerous.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2021

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ROS

Summary: Meet Mahmud Nasir, loving husband, doting father, and something of a relaxed Muslim. He may not be the most observant, but in his heart he is a true Muslim. After his mother's death, Mahmud finds his birth certificate, which reveals that he was adopted at birth and he's Jewish, with the real name of Solly Shimshillewitz!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video 2010

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY INF
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF INF

Summary: Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park and must navigate a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV MAN

Summary: As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2021

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BLU

Summary: The movie is about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father's videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers, each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies, living in a dilapidated mansion...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD + BLU-RAY FOREIGN MEN

Summary: Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR MAL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAL

Summary: After a shocking incident upends her family life and marriage to a tempestuous choreographer, Ema, a reggaeton dancer, sets out on an odyssey of personal liberation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EMA

Summary: The compelling and unpredictable film from director Davy Chou (Diamond Island). Freddie has returned to South Korea for the first time since her adoption and move to France. Freddie suddenly finds herself embarking on an unexpected journey in a country where she knows very little, including the language, to learn about where she was born.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RET

Summary: Set against the stark beauty of the English moor, the mysterious gypsy boy Heathcliff, who has been adopted by the Earnshaw family, discovers his soul mate in his stepsister Cathy. As a man unable to have the love of his life, he seeks vengeance against anyone who comes between them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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Summary: Michael Oher is a homeless African-American teenager who is from a broken home. Mike is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, Mike faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome - as both a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD B

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BLI
1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD BLI

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BLI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Blind 2010

James, Arleta M.

Summary: Many adoptees join their new families after having endured multiple traumatic experiences, which interrupts their development. Bringing together the latest research in brain science with the field of attachment, this book considers how the two can be linked to help children in healing both the brain and the heart. Laying out the many factors that can affect a child's mental health, it shows...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2019

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Summary: Silas Marner was a man who had everything, until he lost it all. Falsely accused of theft and driven out of his town, Silas starts life anew. One day, upon arriving home, he discovers a child asleep on the hearth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SIL

Galbraith, Megan Culhane

Summary: "A hybrid memoir-in-essays with photographs that confronts the realities of growing up as an adoptee born before Roe v. Wade, searching for birth records, examining the Domecon baby experiments, and interrogating the idea of traumatic memory itself"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Bio Galbraith

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